Update on the latest sportsAP
Bears taking time naming QB
UNDATED (AP) — Will it be Andy Dalton or rookie Justin Fields under center when the Chicago Bears take on Detroit on Sunday?
Dalton and Fields are dealing with injuries, but Fields has been able to go through full practices the entire week while Dalton has been limited every day.
Dalton is suffering from a bone bruise to his left knee, which caused him to miss last weekend’s loss to Cleveland.
Fields was roughed up by the Browns in his first NFL start, sacked nine times while throwing for just one net passing yard.
In other NFL news:
— The Seahawks expect wide receiver Tyler Lockett to play Sunday against San Francisco despite a hip injury that slowed him in practice this week. The 49ers could be down two more starting cornerbacks for the game but are holding out hope star tight end George Kittle can play. Coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that slot cornerback K’Waun Williams will miss the game against the Seahawks with a calf injury and outside cornerback Josh Norman is doubtful with a chest injury.
— Wide receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown are among six Titans who won’t play Sunday against the Jets. The Titans declared both of the Pro Bowl receivers out along with outside linebacker Bud Dupree, who didn’t play despite being dressed last week against Indianapolis. Also out are three-time Pro Bowl punter Brett Kern and rookie cornerback Caleb Farley.
— Falcons receiver Russell Gage will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury. Atlanta has also ruled out defensive lineman Marlon Davidson for Sunday’s game against Washington because of an ailing ankle.
— Washington has activated wide receiver Curtis Samuel after he missed the first three games of the season with a lingering groin injury. Coach Ron Rivera expects Samuel to play Sunday at the Falcons.
— The Bills will be without safety Jordan Poyer and left guard Jon Feliciano for their game against the Texans on Sunday. Poyer is sidelined by a left ankle injury, and Feliciano is out due to a concussion.
— Jets coach Robert Saleh says receiver Denzel Mims will be active for the Sunday’s game against Tennessee. The second-round pick from last year was a healthy scratch the past two weeks. Veteran wide receiver Jamison Crowder is also expected to make his season debut after missing the first game with COVID-19 and the last two with a groin injury.
OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR
Ohio State tallies over 2,800 instances of abuse by team doc
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has now tallied over 2,800 instances of alleged, decades-old sexual misconduct by the late team doctor Richard Strauss. That’s according to its latest campus crime data released Friday.
The school says more than 170 total instances of rape and more than 2,600 instances of fondling attributed to Strauss came to light between 2018 and 2020. The 2020 data in the report adds dozens of instances of rape and about 470 instances of fondling attributed to Strauss, who died in 2005.
Hundreds of men allege he abused them, and some of those men reported multiple instances. They say the school failed to stop Strauss despite students raising concerns during his 20 years at the university.
Ohio State has apologized, and it announced settlements with 185 plaintiffs totaling nearly $47 million and with dozens more people for amounts not yet disclosed.
NWSL calls off weekend games after allegations against coach
UNDATED (AP) — FIFA’s judicial bodies have opened an investigation into the sexual harassment scandal involving the coach of the National Women’s Soccer League’s North Carolina Courage.
Claims by two former players of sexual coercion against Paul Riley led the Courage to fire him. The scandal also has cost Lisa Baird her job as NWSL commissioner, according to a person familiar with the decision.
FIFA told The Associated Press it was “deeply concerned” by the case and will now be seeking further details from American soccer authorities about the issues raised.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Will Zalatoris set the course record with an 11-under 61 for a share the lead with Nick Watney and Sahith Theegala through two rounds of the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Zalatoris was voted the PGA Tour rookie of the year last season despite not having full status. He made it look so simple at the Country Club of Jackson that his longest putt for par was 3 feet.
Watney opened with four birdies in six holes and dropped only one shot on his way to a 66.
Ewart Shadoff, Ryu share lead
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Jodi Ewart Shadoff and So Yeon Ryu share the first-round lead at the LPGA’s ShopRite LPGA in New Jersey.
Ewart Shadoff opened with a 6-under 65 as she tries to shake off a slump in which she hasn’t made a cut since June. Ryu birdied the last three holes to take a piece of the lead.